Microscopic Research

We offer various types of material-technical research into paintings. This research can aid in the restoration process and provide insight into the cultural-historical context of a painting.

  • Microscopic Examination - Used to better understand the techniques, materials and condition of a painting.

  • Ultraviolet Radiation - Surface materials will fluoresce characteristically, making old retouches, reworkings, surface coatings and glues photographically visible.

  • Infrared Reflectography - We use the multi-spectral digital Artist Camera to detect overpainting, previous restorations, damage and underlying drawings.

  • Art Historical Research - Conducting research into an artwork’s origin in context can be a necessary step towards better informing one’s treatment decisions.

A selection of our work